A practical Guide to assist in the crafting, implementing and defending of a graduate school thesis or dissertation. Authored by S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State Univesity (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A guide to what is needed in a graduate research thesis.
A guide to surviving graduate school, from the perspective of what I wished I had known at the start but had to learn the hard way instead.
Notes on the Structure of a Scientific Paper A scientific paper is a written report describing original research results. The format of a scientific paper has been defined by centuries of developing tradition, editorial practice, scientific ethics and the interplay with printing and publishing services. A scientific paper should have, in proper order, a Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials ...
Notes on Writing Papers and Theses Ken Lertzman, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Table of Contents Back to General Index Introduction Know Your Audience Basic grammar and spelling Do not turn in a first draft!-- Ever! Get and use style books Avoid passive constructions Avoid abusing word forms Do not use more words where fewer will do ...
The Research Thesis: What Examiners Look For The following is an extract of a talk given to the University of Canberra Postgraduate Students Association. What is it that makes for an excellent thesis What can we distil in order to send the right signals to get the outcome we want -- a good report and a pass without revision Here is some advice, assuming of course that there is a solid kernel ...
An annotated/recommended listing of books to help with writing a thesis/dissertation. Included as part of the guide for Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation.
How to have your abstract rejected Mary-Claire van Leunen Richard Lipton Source: ftp://parcftp.xerox.com/pub/popl96/vanLeunenLipton If your ideas are bad enough all on their own, you needn't worry about this advice, Banality, irrelevance, plagiarism, and plain old madness will get any abstract rejected, no matter how good it is. Similarly, if your ideas are brilliant, pointed, original, and ...